The world is a complicated place filled with mysteries and coincidences. While people often turn to trusted evidence and logic to address these topics, there is also an underworld of conspiracy theories ranging from thought-provoking to very strange. While you might have heard theories about a faked moon landing, a flat Earth, or alien research at Area 51, there are many more creative and obscure ideas out there. With this in mind, here are four interesting conspiracy theories that you can decide if you believe in for yourself.
1.Keanu Reeves is Immortal
The actor Keanu Reeves is only 53 years old, but due to his resemblance to historical figures such as Charlamagne and Paul Monet, many theorize that he is immortal. In addition to Keanu Reeves, there are many other similar conspiracies of immortality revolving around other celebrities as well. Celebrities who are believed to be immortal or inhuman include stars like Will Smith, Nicholas Cage, and Ariana Grande, who some have speculated is an alien.
2. There is a Reptilian Elite Secretly Running the World
There is a very interesting conspiracy theory that claims there are shape-shifting humanoid reptilians living among us, posing as everyday people with the intent of taking over the world. Conspiracists believe that these humanoids occupy varying identities, from actors and celebrities to leaders with positions of power in our governments. According to Time.com, these reptilians, called Annunaki, “ have controlled humankind since ancient times; they count among their number Queen Elizabeth, George W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bob Hope.” Interesting…
3. Paul McCartney is Dead
Now that he’s a bit older, this isn’t so shocking, but it would have been in 1966 when Beatles fans theorized that Paul McCartney secretly died. Theorists claim that the band decided to cover up his death because the Beatles were at the height of their success, employing someone who looked and sounded like Paul. Many read into lyrics of famous songs, believing that the band continued to reference Paul McCartney’s death in multiple songs of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band. One example of this theory are the words “Paul is dead, miss him, miss him” played backwards in “A Day in the Life.” According to Content.time.com, others note that at the end of “Strawberry Fields Forever,” it sounds like John Lennon says “I buried Paul.” However, Lennon has denied this, claiming he was actually saying “cranberry sauce.”
4. The Titanic
The tragic sinking of the Titanic in 1912 was a historic event, and its influential impact prompted many conspiracies. According to History.com, theories include that the real Titanic never really sank and that the ship that capsized was a fake, that a mummy’s curse brought on the sinking of the ship, and that “J.P. Morgan planned the disaster to kill his rivals.”
These theories are just a few of the many interesting and unorthodox conspiracies out there. Questioning the world around us is human nature, and theories like these can widen our perspectives, and if not, serve as a thought-provoking and entertaining pastime.
(Copyright 2020 Evelyn Sharma)